Time for mowing.
Here it comes.
Mowing time is one of the things I like about living where we do. I like watching the whole process.
I missed the raking but was home when the baler came. Watching the bales come out the back of the machine is fascinating to watch - but then I'm easily entertained.
On another note - Mikey has been grounded to the backyard for awhile now. AD takes him for runs in the morning, in the afternoon and again before it gets dark. He also gets to be outside the fence if AD is outside or working in his shop.
A few weeks ago Daughter called and asked if Mikey was at home. She thought she saw him in a pasture close to their house. I was on my way home from town and got there as quickly as I could.
Yep - it was Mikey and his buddy from across the road. Seems they were chasing some cows. NOT a good thing in these parts. Luckily they were spotted by someone who knows them. Dogs that chase cows can get shot on sight.
G2 loaded a very muddy Mikey into my car. (It had rained that day.) We drove slowly (less than 5 mph) home and had his buddy follow us. That sounds bad but both dogs in the car would have been worse.
So, not wanting to take a chance on Mikey being shot - he now has to stay inside the fence.
All that to explain what happened this morning. Mikey was going nuts in the backyard. Barking and running round and round. I went outside to check what was going on. I kept looking and looking but couldn't see what the problem might be.
Still I couldn't get Mikey to calm down. He ran up and down the fence barking like crazy. Finally I saw it - there was a coyote just beyond the gate that's in the first picture above. He was rather camouflaged by one of the big bales of hay. But eventually he started to run across the pasture and I saw him.
I would have liked to snap a photo but my camera was in the bedroom and the coyote would have been gone by the time I got the camera.
So Mikey got a treat and lots of hugs for being a good watch dog. He's still grounded to the backyard though.